With a turbulent economy fueled by double-digit unemployment, the demand for social services to support mothers in Southern Nevada has steadily increased. The Las Vegas-Clark County Urban League (LVCCUL) recognized this and today announced the opening of its second Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) Nutritional Education Center. The new facility is located at 2340 E. Tropicana, Suite 37.
LVCCUL officials believe opening a second WIC facility will assist those who are underserved in the Tropicana and Eastern Communities of Las Vegas.
“We sincerely thank everyone for their support of the Las Vegas Urban League and its programs,” WIC Program Director Tim Perez told a group of donors, business and community leaders that attended the ribbon-cutting event. “Because of this support, the Urban League is providing much needed assistance to those who are less fortunate.”
In 2007, the LVCCUL opened its first WIC clinic in Clark County on 6480 W. Flamingo. The facility is considered by the State to be a “model program” for high-performing facilities safeguarding the health and wellness of more than 3,500 low-income women, infants and children monthly.
WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves low-income, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. The program is funded by federal grants.
For more information, please visit www.lvccul.org.